A key component of Future Assured Programme was launched today by Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari. The component tagged Youth Education Empowerment Programme (YEEP) is meant to intervene in the area of educational support to increase for youths, the chances of entry into tertiary institutions of learning. The launch was held at Aliyu Mustafa College, Yola, on Thursday 25th May, 2017.
Speaking at the occasion, Mrs. Buhari said due to the large number of youths struggling to transit from secondary to tertiary institutions, she always nurtured the hope of assisting them through organizing tutorial classes, which YEEP now organizes for WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and JAMB. The success of this pilot, she said, will encourage her to scale-up nationwide.
Apart from the tutorial classes for these examinations, YEEP also trains youths to develop writing, communication and public speaking skills.
She appealed to the beneficiaries to utilize their new knowledge to advance the course of their lives and that of their country.
“I wish to also appeal to well-meaning Nigerians to note the need to come in strongly and support the scale-up of such humanitarian projects across the country”
National Coordinator Future Assured Dr. Kamal Muhammad said the tutorial classes are aimed at improving the performance of enrollees in their O-level exams by providing the needed understanding, skills and techniques to approach the qualifying exams, thereby reducing anxiety and increasing confidence in the beneficiaries.
Wife of the Governor of Adamawa state, Mrs. Maryam Muhammad Bindow saw YEEP as a realization of “our dream of quality education”, saying, “no nation develops higher than the level of the education of its people”
Secretary to the State Government of Adamawa state, Dr. Umar Bindir representing the Executive Governor, acknowledged the challenge of education in the state and said the governor had placed basic education under state of emergency. He is confident that Mrs. Buhari’s YEEP project will reduce the burden.
Four of the beneficiaries spoke at the event, highlighting the remarkable progress they have made through YEEP after waiting for admission to tertiary institutions for many years. One of them co-compered the ceremony.
Highlights of the occasion include the presentation of science laboratory equipment for the use of science beneficiaries.